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Could You be a Parish Councillor?

Alwoodley Parish Council is looking for enthusiastic and committed people to join us in continuing to improve the Parish of Alwoodley.

 You would need to regularly attend the monthly meetings of the Parish Council.

 Take an active part in our work, joining Working Parties involved in various ongoing and new projects.

 Internet access is advisable as a lot of our work is done by email between meetings.

 We welcome your ideas and suggestions to improve the area for the benefit of all our residents.

 Don't worry if you have no experience – we didn't either when we started! Introductory training courses are available for new Councillors.

 The important qualities are commitment and common sense. A sense of humour and patience can be great assets, too, for those times when we come up against red tape.

Alwoodley Parish Council is Non-political, Non-religious and we welcome people from all walks of life.

Interested?

Why not come along to one of our meetings to see us in action and have a chat with us  afterwards  to find out more. Or write to us giving a few details about yourself, explaining why you would like to join us and your ideas for the future of Alwoodley Parish.

by email: the.clerk@alwoodleyparishcouncil.org

by post:

The Clerk,

Alwoodley Parish Council, Alwoodley Community Hall,

60 The Avenue, Leeds LS17 7NZ

The closing date for expressing interest is the end of August

Next meeting: Monday 7th September 2015 at 7.30pm at the above address.

Certain conditions apply: You must be at least 18 years old, a UK or commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or another Member State of the EU. You must be an elector of Alwoodley Parish Council or for the last 12 months worked in the parish or or lived in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary or have occupied land or other premises in the parish (either as tenant or owner).

News Update Summer 2015


Over the last few weeks we have had three suggestions for community projects none of which can go ahead without involvement from residents, so over to you!


Free Veg!

     

A resident has asked whether it would be possible to have an "incredible edible"scheme in Alwoodley where members of the community grow vegetables in public areas for all to use. Several of these schemes have been set up in Leeds - there is one you may have seen near the Clock Tower in Oakwood. Leeds City Council encourages these schemes and the Parish Council would be willing to provide support if there is enough interest in the area. So contact us if you would like to be involved.


Cricket

A cricket match on Boxing Day? Sounds odd doesn’t it ? But once Alwoodley was famous for a regular fixture. On the Internet you might find a comment from a former resident from 1933 to 1957 who says:- ‘Our other regular entertainment was watching Alwoodley Cricket Club, in particular their Boxing Day Charity match against Yorkshire County Players. Fun Days!’ And one Parish Councillor remembers attending a match.


Can we have a Boxing Day match again? Is there any one who is willing to organise it again? And is there anyone willing to play and against who? Any suggestions and particularly any offers would be welcomed.


Famous Alwoodleians?


Which famous people have lived in Alwoodley? The first name that comes to mind is Don Revie who lived on Sandmoor Drive, but who else? Did one of our clothing entrepreneurs ever live in Alwoodley and  if so where? Was Alwoodley home to any other famous sportsman, a member of the House of Lords or a legal luminary?


We would like to compile a list and then consult and debate whether we should commemorate their residence by erecting a Blue Plaque such as one sees in the city centre. Do you know that we already have two Blue Plaques?  One is attached to Alwoodley Community Centre on the Avenue and the other at the entrance to Moortown Golf Club commemorating the first Ryder Cup match played in Great Britain.


Parish Council Vacancies

  

Yes, there are still places to be filled on the Parish Council and we will be discussing applications at our September meeting, so if you want to apply please get in touch by the end of August. If you're happy with the work we're doing and want to be part of it, come and join us, and if you're not happy and think there are things that could be improved, don't sit there grumbling, come and join us, too.


For more details, see the section on the other of this page!



Other News


Our long-awaited new Village Green sign has finally been installed and we hope you like it as much as we do!  The Village Green is the only piece of public green space within the Parish and the sign symbolises its value to our community, both now and long into the future.


The first six mini flower beds have now been planted up and are looking very colourful. We have already received  positive comments and are now considering other suitable sites.


Finally, we have received a request from the local Rainbows and Brownie Pack who are looking for enthusiastic people to train as leaders.


If you are interested please

let us know and we will pass

your details on to them.

Contact the Clerk

by email: the.clerk@alwoodleyparishcouncil.org

by post:

The Clerk,

Alwoodley Parish Council,

Alwoodley Community Centre,

60 The Avenue,

Leeds LS17 7NZ